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Corp William F Barton
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1842
Death: 1865
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA

Corporal William Barton of Hamilton, served in Company D. of the 26th Michigan. His sister was Cassandra Barton and his mother Catherine (Stickels) Barton lived to the age of 101. His father, William Barton Sr., was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland and lived well into his nineties. William Barton Sr., according to the Portrait and Biographical Album of Gratiot County, Michigan, enlisted in the Duke of Wellington's regiment and was at the Battle of Waterloo on which occasion only four privates and a sergeant besides himself, out of all of his company, were able to walk away from the battlefield. Tragically, Cpl. William Barton would be taken prisoner at Deep Bottom, Virginia in August of 1864 and was reported as died of disease in the Confederate Prison at Salisbury, North Carolina in 1865, though his grave states he died at Andersonville. His grave is in the North Star Cemetery in Gratiot County, Michigan. His service included Alexandria, Suffolk, New York Draft Riots, the Wilderness, Po River, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, & Petersburg. He once wrote to his mother, "If God in his goodness sees fit to return me to you it shall be so and if not you must reconcile yourself to my fate."
- Corporal William Barton, 26th Michigan

[Letters compiled by David Goodwin] 
Family links: 
  William Barton (1798 - 1888)
  Catherine Stickles Barton (1806 - 1907)
North Star Cemetery
North Star
Gratiot County
Michigan, USA
Maintained by: Sandy Vandertol
Originally Created by: L.G. Overmyer
Record added: Feb 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48308988
Corp William F Barton
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